Thursday, June 21, 2012

Random Recipe Post :)

What the heck? Where did all the time go? I haven't been taking care of my blog and it's been months since I have even looked at it....I'm a little bit ashamed, so I apologize for that. Now I know it's weird that I'm back without a post related to makeup but I really wanted to share something with you guys! I just made this for dinner and it was heavenly! Perfect for veggie lovers and so easily adjusted to suit your own tastes! It was my first time having a stuffed portabello mushroom cap, and I can say that it will DEFINITELY not be my last. Continue reading for the recipe :)

Stuffed Portobella Mushroom Caps: 

2 Large mushroom caps (you can find a 6oz pkg at Wal-Mart)
1/2 small onion (finely chopped)
2+ cloves of minced garlic (add more if you're a garlic fan like me)
2 C. fresh baby spinach Olive oil (to coat the mushrooms)
2 TBSP. bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 C. Crumbled Italian Sausage (I used half a pkg of the precooked found near the pepperoni slices in the lunch meat section at Wal-Mart)
1/4 C. Parmesan or preferred cheese
Sliced cherry tomatoes to garnish
Sliced black olives to garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Sautee onions, and garlic- when almost done add in the spinach.
3. Cut out the stem on the inside of the mushroom cap- chop and add to onion/garlic/spinach mix.
4. Scrape out the mushroom's "gills" inside- I also added this to the mixture.
5. Spray all sides of the mushroom with the olive oil and place in your baking dish- inside facing up
6. Remove onion/garlic/spinach mixture from heat and add your egg- mix well
7. Add the breadcrumbs (along with salt and pepper to taste)- *edit- add sausage crumbles too*
8. Spoon equal parts of this mixture into the mushroom caps.
9. Sprinkle with cheese
10. Garnish with slices of tomato and olives
11. Bake 15-18 minutes until the toppings are golden brown and the mushroom is tender.
12. Enjoy the deliciousness!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Who doesn't like colorful things? (okay, there probably are a few people out there haha)'s look is a multitude of colors! Cobalt blue, grass green, aqua, teal, fuchsia, and purple..finished off with a little sooty black. For this look I used the Nicka K. Perfect Eighteen Colors palette (I'm going to review this for you in the next few days (already got the swatches, just need to post). Using just the sponge tip applicator that came with it, I dotted each color I chose all over the lid until there was no exposed bare skin.... I then took a fluffy brush and gently blended the top edge to clean it up, and finished it off with the black in the crease to give the look more depth. I think this is a fun look that I'm definitely going to wear out. If you're unsure about wearing it, don't worry, it's pretty hidden until you blink or are looking down...that's when the magic happens :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Second time around...

Ughhh I'm so annoyed right now! I just typed out my longest blog ever and lost it all! :( I didn't notice until near the end that it kept telling me there was an error saving my content, when I finally noticed, I just ignored it since I was about to publish it anyway, then I clicked on the "insert image" icon and some bog came up and said FILE NOT FOUND error 404 ...and I couldn't get that box to go away and atleast be able to copy and paste what I had written. So now, because I'm lazy at the moment, I'm going to give you the condensed version of my attempted post.

- My apology for not being here for an entire week without warning. I took vacation time from work to go back home to East Texas to visit my family. I had so much fun but the time flew by way too fast!
- I did makeup on 4 people: Beetlejuice & Lydia for my sis and her boyfriend, Ms. Lovett from Sweeny Todd, and a Pin-up girl. Yay for my first baldcap ever on Beetlejuice! I barely had time for myself though and took the easy way out and wore one of those kitty cat masks  for kids haha.
- I loved spending time with my sister, going thrifting, getting my hair done (by my sis, she's a hairdresser), and having a thrown together photoshoot at 1am in the spare bedroom at my parent's house. I especially loved laughing so hard at her transformation into the cartoon version of Lydia from Beetlejuice!

So yeah, that's the SUPER-DUPER shortened version of what I wanted to say :(
I also wanted to tell you guys to stay tuned for collab with Nars & Lancome and myself! I get to review 2 products and I can't wait to share it with you!
Here are some pics from all the fun I had this week :)

My sis with attitude from our thrown together photoshoot. She wanted to use those gloves she got for her Lady Gaga costume from last year and forgot to wear haha.... wasted $$.

Another one of my sis being her silly self- her name is Candi by the way (nope, that's not short for anything).

After her transformation into Lydia from Beetlejuice (the cartoon version)- this is before I drew on the spiderweb design and ironed it... lol so hilarious! She kept saying "I can't believe I'm going out like this!!"

Beetljuice & Lydia @ the club haha

Jessica as Ms. Lovett from Sweeny Todd

Me as a black kitty cat and ms. lovett on our way out :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I feel like a kid in a candy store!

Hey lovies! 
As you may have seen on I was announced today as the current QueenMakeupBee! I feel so incredibly honored to have been chosen! I couldn't have done it without all of you who followed me on there and liked my much as I've loved makeup before the existence of, being able to so easily share with you all, and hear the kind compliments, well, that all made it even more exciting for me and keeps me motivated to squeeze in a look even on nights when I'm just worn out and wanna go to bed. To celebrate this honor (yeah, I'm celebrating, so what? lol) I decided to wear my pride on my nails. I love the site's adorable know, the cute little lipstick tube, with pink and black bumble bee stripes... so I did this simple little mani. I used Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Fuchsia Power, and KISS nail art paint for the stripes, and completed the look by topping with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. Thanks again to all of you for following me here AND there, and for supporting my looks :) 
Smashley <-----this is what my friends call me...don't ask lol 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Where all the cool kids go | My favorite makeup site

I just wanted to make sure that all my dolls are aware of this awesome site! is really cool in how interactive and streamlined it is. There's thousands of people who adore makeup just like we do and makeupbee makes it super easy to share your looks, videos, product reviews, and meet other beauty aficionados. Other users can "like" your looks and leave you comments which always makes things more fun! Who doesn't love a little feedback on all their hard work? Also, you can strive to become a QUEENMAKEUPBEE, and in case you didn't know, that's pretty much the highest honor ever ;). So head on over to the site and start getting inspired or inspiring others. <3 Share your beauty with the world!  Don't forget to also add them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! <3

Nailed it! | Matte & Gloss

There's been some fuss raised over a stolen photo posted over on from a certain user. If you frequent the site (which I highly recommend), then you probably saw the awesome nail art. It was a matte black polish with glossy black a word, it was amazing! I'm gonna give a shout-out and major props to Chloe over at for the inspiration for this (the true owner of the above mentioned photo). For the look, I used a dark shimmery purple. The color is Starry Night by Nina Ultra Pro (available at Sally's). I painted on my base coat, then a layer of starry night, and once that dried, I went over it with Essie's Matte About You. Once that dried, I just did a freehand french tip with the starry night and topped it with Seche Vite top coat for that super glossy look. I think it's pretty cool because it's not something you usually see on nails.... 2 different finishes rocks in my book! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Holy blackheads Batman!

Hey Dollypops! I know there are tons of people with my problem out there: super oily skin, a little bit larger than you'd like pores, and those pesky blackheads. I've used just about everything it seems to banish blackheads, all to no avail...until now. I'm soooo stoked I finally decided to break down and buy the Neutrogena Sonic Wave. I never really had too much interest because I've bought so many things that don't live up to the hype....but with this I'm definitely pleasantly surprised. I bought it on Friday and have used it twice a day since then, and I really noticed the blackheads clearing up last night. I was checking them out in my magnified mirror and I was happy with the results but, they were still there. However, I just finished using it again tonight and they are like literally pretty much totally cleaned out! I'm seriously like on cloud 9 right now lol. I just wanted to jump on and tell you guys to definitely check it out. It's the newer version that actually spins... it claims to clean your face 50x's better than regular cleansing... and I have to say, I think it's pretty acurate! Ahhh I'm just so excited lol! Let me know what your experiences with it were if you've tried it. :)
Hugs to you all!